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Knowmia Now Offers 8,000 Video Lessons For High Schoolers - Edudemic

Knowmia Now Offers 8,000 Video Lessons For High Schoolers - Edudemic | The Browse | Scoop.it
We've been tracking Knowmia since it got underway over the summer. Co-founded by the creator of the Flip video camera, Knowmia has seen tremendous growth and you should start checking it out.
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"We’ve been tracking Knowmia since it got underway over the summer. Co-founded by the creator of the Flip video camera, Knowmia has seen tremendous growth and you should start checking it out. Boasting more than 8,000 videos, the site offers video lessons by teachers to anyone."

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Digital Storytelling - ISTE 2014: The Tomorrow Toolkit

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Great references and resources for digital storytelling, presented at ISTE 2014. 

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100 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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SF public school libraries don’t go by the book

SF public school libraries don’t go by the book | The Browse | Scoop.it
If you asked San Francisco teacher-librarian Lisa Bishop, she could write a book on the importance of public schools staffing full-time librarians. Though considered by...
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Bibliography in Google Documents

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3C's of Media - Copyright and Creative Commons

An interactive module to teach the whys and hows of a Creative Commons search
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Handy Chart Featuring 11 Good Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

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A true digital citizen understands how to ethically use the works of others to build his or her own creative products—music, art, video,...

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A great overview with useful links! 

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 7, 4:35 PM

What a great find! Keep this handy for the inevitable questions that arise as students delve into research and create projects.  Thanks Karen Bonanno for sharing!

Character Minutes's curator insight, March 8, 6:21 PM

Looks like a great resource!

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I'd say  this just about covers it!  Thanks @Joyce Valenza

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Boys Literacy - Engaging Boys in Reading

"A boy's mind is full of thoughts about race cars, video games, sports, technology, and social networking -- so how do you get them focused on literacy?"


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How Cuts and Closures of Elementary School Libraries Are Hurting Our Kids

How Cuts and Closures of Elementary School Libraries Are Hurting Our Kids | The Browse | Scoop.it
From Los Angeles to New York City, budget cuts are affecting public school libraries.
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“Kids afterwards would say to me, ‘I would rather go without pizza the rest of my life than go without a library,’ ” Constantino said. “One little boy told me, ‘I feel like I’m slowly dying.’ Wealthy kids have books at home. With the kids we serve, if schools can’t afford the books, they close the library. I’ve personally seen that when kids have access to libraries, they’re happier and read better.”

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Venn Diagram Maker - Online

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Easily draw a Venn diagram with Lucidchart's easy and online Venn diagram maker. Within moments, you can create a beautiful Venn diagram for download or online sharing.

 

This is an awesome package and the SHARING feature is amazing. Free account has some limitations to it in terms of objects you can add and size.

 

Can also make mind maps too (although it says you cant on free package)


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To easily create Venn Diagrams for online sharing, look here.

LaTisha Hockensmith's curator insight, March 13, 9:26 PM

Anything that makes organization better is a-ok to me!

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Books for Boys that Aren't “Books for Boys” | The Hub

Books for Boys that Aren't “Books for Boys” | The Hub | The Browse | Scoop.it

"I realized it doesn’t matter if a book is “for” a guy or a girl; the gender of the intended audience tends to get all mixed up when you factor in the power of a good story. Boys like stories; girls like stories. Readers in general like stories. We need to forget what we think about boys and reading and find them the stories they want."


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 2, 4:18 AM

Interesting article about boys and reading. 

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News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century | The Browse | Scoop.it
Every teacher I've worked with over the last five years recalls two kinds of digital experiences with students.

The first I think of as digital native moments, when a student uses a piece of technol
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Book That Teaches Kids to Code Raises $250K on Kickstarter | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Book That Teaches Kids to Code Raises $250K on Kickstarter | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | The Browse | Scoop.it
The book tells the story of a young girl named Ruby and her many friends, including a less-than-meticulous android, a solitary snow leopard and a book-smart penguin. Through her adventures, Ruby explores loops, variables, and other core coding concepts.
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Improve Your Vocabulary - VocabMonk

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VocabMonk is a virtual guide to improve your vocabulary skills. Test your vocabulary today and gain the extra edge required to crack exams like GRE, GMAT, SAT and CAT for free.


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Fun! I wish this was leveled for elementary school students. 

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, July 7, 9:41 AM

It never hurts to expand ones vocabulary.

Daniel Compton's curator insight, July 7, 10:25 AM

Another vocabulary builder- the standardized test features are a plus.

Wan-li Tsai's curator insight, July 7, 10:25 PM

Another interesting website to increase your vocabulary!

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Freeplane: a versatile brainstorming tool

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Whether you need to understand a problem, complete a task, or just generally get organized, mind mapping can probably help. Not least because it’s so easy.
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What do you use for mind mapping? What does it look like?

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Igniting a Passion for Reading: A Retro Review to Reignite the Flame by Mindy Reid

Igniting a Passion for Reading:  A Retro Review to Reignite the Flame by Mindy Reid | The Browse | Scoop.it
  Two years ago, I purchased Steven L. Layne's book, Igniting a Passion for Reading:  Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers at my school’s Scholastic Book Fair.  With my passion ...
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It's easy for this to fall by the wayside in today's intense classroom climate but we have to remember this is a huge part of the job. 

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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic | The Browse | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digital classroom?
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The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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How to Host a Book Tasting with Jo Nase - Elementary Librarian

How to Host a Book Tasting with Jo Nase - Elementary Librarian | The Browse | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download   Show Notes Jo’s Blog, The Book Bug Jo’s Website, A Teacher’s Bag of Tricks Daily Cafe – Daily 5 Jo’s post on the Fiction Book Tasting Battery Operated Tea Lights Plastic Tablecloths Disposable Silver Trays Book Tasting Post from Mrs. Lodge’s Library Jo’s post on a Nonfiction …
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I love this!! 

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Free Technology for Teachers: 15 Options for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos - Including on Chromebooks

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FlipQuiz Demo Board | FlipQuiz

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Handy!! 

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Libraries invite artists and musicians to move in upstairs - Brooklyn Public Library

Libraries invite artists and musicians to move in upstairs - Brooklyn Public Library | The Browse | Scoop.it

"Bands and painters will soon be able to get their artistic groove on above the stacks at libraries in Williamsburg and Red Hook.

Spaceworks, an organization tasked with using taxpayer money to create art spaces around the city, plans to build practice and studio spaces in the Williamsburg and Red Hook branches of the Brooklyn Public Library. Taking over the public space for private use is the perfect way to provide much-needed cheap digs to creative types, an organizer said.

“We were created to address the issue of affordability for artists,” said Spaceworks executive director Paul Parkhill. “We are looking to do projects that are 15 or 20 years at least to make sure they are stabilizing forces in the community.”


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 28, 4:19 AM

The use of library spaces - future of libraries!

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10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — and How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com

10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — and How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com | The Browse | Scoop.it
Expert advice on how to change the minds of kids who hate to read.
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Some interesting and unexpected responses. 

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What Students Think About Using iPads in School

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Students weigh in on how devices change what happens in class, how they think about learning and how they organize their school work.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Word Tamer - An Interactive Journey in Creative Writing

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